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Offline enda

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Re: irish army uniform id ? and colour clean up please
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 23 September 12 12:54 BST (UK) »
Vito, this is a photo of my grandfather John Scally from Ballycastle in Co. Antrim. He was in the IRA in the north Antrim area and later went on to join what was then called the ''National Army ''in 1922 . Interested to know the connection and how your grandfather came to have his photo. I know he was an officer but not sure of what rank.

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« Reply #28 on: Sunday 23 September 12 18:03 BST (UK) »
The name of the man in the picture is John Scally who was from Ballycastle in Co. Antrim he joined the volunteers in Sligo and then organized in N. Antrim and is pictured at the Glens feis with Roger Casement and also organizing on Rathlin Island.He remained with the IRA up until 1922 until after the civil and then joined the Freestate Army.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151219447055470&set=o.194616493941081&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151220303535470&set=o.194616493941081&type=1&theater

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Re: irish army uniform id ? and colour clean up please
« Reply #29 on: Monday 24 September 12 13:11 BST (UK) »
The rank markings in the coloured photo appear to be a single blue stripe which would make him a Second Lieutenant. The rank markings for officers were moved to the epaulette from 31st January 1923


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Re: irish army uniform id ? and colour clean up please
« Reply #30 on: Monday 25 January 21 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Enda and declan.

Only coming back to this years later but can't compare the photo of John scally . Have you a new link ? Or photo
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